Wunderlist is a handy productivity app that comes with just enough features to make it a great to-do list, free of unnecessary features and clutter. In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you how Wunderlist can help you juggle multiple projects by creating subtasks within tasks.
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Last week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I explained how to take screenshots on a Mac or PC—a useful tool when you want to show your screen to someone who’s not sitting in front of your computer.
This week I’m flipping things around and showing you how to remotely control someone else’s computer. It used to be tough to connect to another computer; you’d need to install the right software on both machines, create user accounts for your participants, and even muck around with local firewall and network settings to get everything to work correctly. But it’s much easier now, so in this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers I’ll highlight two different apps that simplify the process of connecting to and controlling another computer.
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you how to take screenshots natively with the operating system of the machine you’re working on. By “natively,” I mean that there’s no new app to download—everything you need is already on your system.
The first video this week will focus on taking screenshots on a Windows-based PC, while the second, member-exclusive video will cover the same on a Mac, using a built-in tool called Grab.
This morning, Microsoft made a long-awaited announcement: Office Mobile for the iPhone is now available on the App Store, allowing Office 365 subscribers to view and edit Word, Powerpoint, and Excel documents directly on their iPhones. As long as your documents are synced with a Microsoft SkyDrive or SharePoint account, you can now work with those files anywhere. All of your changes are tagged with your name and you can even leave in-line comments, which is fantastic for collaborating with teams on your documents.
Although Office Mobile has been out for a while on Windows Phone, iPhone users can now get in on the Office 365 action as well. Take a look at these two movies to get going with Office Mobile and if you’re not already up-to-date on Office 365, we also recommend watching David Rivers’ “Up and Running with Office 365” course to get current with the new features and functionality of Office 365.
Office Mobile for Office 365 iPhone app set up
You’ve heard it before, but it can’t be overstated: Your online reputation matters. Just like a credit score calculates your spending and payback habits, your online reputation gives potential employers invaluable data for measuring your character.
It’s one thing to be conscientious about what you say about yourself online—but you should also be aware of what others are saying about you. I’m not talking about Facebook, where you’re notified when people tag you and you can easily untag yourself. I’m talking about less obvious cases, such as a club in which the leader posts the entire club directory—including your name, address, and telephone number—online, unaware that Google is indexing the entire list for public consumption.
In this week’s first Monday Productivity Pointers video, I’ll show you how to find out what’s being posted about you online, and how you can stay on top of your online reputation effortlessly by setting up a Google Alert.
My second video this week will cover what to do if you find a result that concerns you. Did you know Google has a search index removal tool? I’ll go over how to locate the tool, and to follow the chain of website ownership command to get your reputation, privacy, and safety back to the way it should be.
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Projects have a lot of moving parts—objectives to achieve, tasks to complete, people to manage, and more. When those parts interact as smoothly as a Swiss watch, everyone involved with the project is happier: the customer, stakeholders, team members who do the work, and project manager. Here are five tips to help any project run more smoothly.
1. Start by identifying what the project is really about.
Like starting your day with a nutritious breakfast, figuring out the point of the project makes everything that follows work better. Focusing on the right goal from the beginning of the project makes it a lot easier to deliver what the customer wants at the project’s end. I can’t say it any better than Yogi Berra did: “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going because you might not get there.”
Some project goals are obvious—for example, getting a raccoon out of your pantry. But for most projects, you need to chip away to uncover the goal and the other elements that define the project.
This week in Monday Productivity Pointers, I explain how to track your finances with Mint.com.
Mint.com is a secure, read-only site that inputs all your line-item transactions from your financial institutions (like auto loans, school loans, checking and savings accounts, investments, and mortgages) and outputs them in an easy-to-read format so you can see how your money is really doing.
In the first video I’ll show you some strategies I used when I migrated my accounts to Mint.com. It involves setting up online accounts for the financial institutions you want to view on Mint.com, and setting up rules for your recurring transactions so you don’t need to re-categorize them each time they occur.